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DeKalb to test new breast cancer screening procedure

DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County, Macon and Savannah will be the first areas in Georgia to test a new medical screening process to identify women who have an abnormal gene that puts them at higher risk for breast cancer.

The program, which targets women ages 18 to 49, will be funded through a $900,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the Macon Telegraph.

Georgia joins Michigan and Oregon in receiving the grant for CDC-supported work in breast cancer genomics, according to a statement released by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The program will later expand to other Atlanta-area counties, Augusta, and Columbus, according to the state Department of Health.

Black Friday store maps & stock lists for many retailers

ATLANTA -- Before heading to some of the most popular retailers on Black Friday, shoppers can check floor plans to help them find the best deals faster.

RELATED: Black Friday deals and freebies

11Alive News is the only one in the market with store maps for eight retailers.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Dublin

ADOPT A PET: Meet Dublin

DECATUR, Ga. - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half chewed shoe or overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a "companion" for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Dense fog blankets North Georgia

ATLANTA -- Even though fog continues to cover Metro Atlanta, a dense fog advisory has been lifted for North Georgia. Fog advisories are issued when visibility is reduced by fog.

Visibility was down to less than a mile in some spots Monday morning, making driving potentially hazardous. Drivers are urged to use caution and not turn on their headlights in fog.

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The fog also affected flights in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. At one point departures were delayed by up to 30 minutes and arrivals were delayed by up to an hour.

Monday's unseasonably warm temperatures -- warm air mixing with cooler surfaces -- contributed to the fog.

Police: Operation Thunder a big success

ATLANTA --  Law enforcement officers across Metro Atlanta are calling Operation Thunder a huge success.

The three-day, multi-jurisdictional crackdown ended Saturday night.

Preliminary numbers from the Atlanta Police Department show 686 traffic citations, 178 arrests including 19 felonies, 15 pounds of marijuana seized, 61 DUI arrests and the recovery of three stolen vehicles.

Harris Blackwood, the director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, attributed the large number of arrests and confiscations to a new computer system the state is trying for the first time.

"It is a new initiative called Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety," Blackwood said. "Our enforcement locations were strategically selected in areas where traffic violations and crime are a common occurrence. The results speak for themselves." 

Not everyone cited came through the checkpoint. 

Food Bloggers Dish On How to "Spin" Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

Food Bloggers Dish On How to "Spin" Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes When it comes to Thanksgiving food bloggers or “foodies” are anything but traditional. Their favorite philosophy is “Think Outside the Box”. Putting down the Thanksgiving menu is as exciting for them as cooking and sharing the meal with family and friends. Foodies always like to place a creative pin to traditional dishes. The result are unique scrumptious and mouth-watering dishes that could give any professional chef a run for their money.

Recently, food bloggers from "The Brown Culinary Experience" offered their takes on their favorite Thanksgiving dishes.

25 worst passwords of 2011

25 worst passwords of 2011

Everyone uses passwords these days and I thought this would be good information for all of our community news readers to have.  This is a list of the 25 worst passwords.  These passwords are so common and will serve as little to no protection for you.  


(CNN|Money) -- You've got locks on your doors and maybe even an alarm system guarding your home.